Miami as Text Context

FIU HONORS COLLEGE
MIAMI IN MIAMI
JW BAILLY

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MIAMI AS TEXT
These are not diaries or summaries of experiences. Miami as Texts projects are academic reflections that see students utilize a personal experience in a place as a starting point to reflect on a broader social, cultural, or historical issue.

MIAMI AS TEXT CONTEXT
The following contextual questions are only starting points for student Miami as Text academic reflections. The questions below are intended to foster reflection rather than dictate a specific subject. Students are encouraged to select a unique academic topic and are free to be as creative as they wish in the format they utilize. The topic, however, must be a subject discussed in class. Including accurate additional research is strongly encouraged.

Students must adhere to the Miami as Text format.

The contextual questions are listed in alphabetical order.

COCONUT GROVE AS TEXT
Miami: Coconut Grove Lecture Notes

BISCAYNE BAY AS TEXT
Miami: Biscayne Bay Lecture Notes

DEERING ESTATE AS TEXT
Miami: Deering Estate Lecture Notes

EVERGLADES AS TEXT
The Everglades are a UNESCO World Heritage Site-one of only 24 in the United States. One could argue that all of Florida south of Lake Okeechobee is the Everglades. What was your idea of the Everglades before our visit? How did your understanding of the Everglades change after the visit?
Miami: Everglades Lecture Notes

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MIAMI AS TEXT
The diversity of contemporary Miami is a result of its continuous population migration since the Spanish encountered the Tequesta in Biscayne Bay in 1513. In fact, after the Tequesta called Miami home for 2,000 years, no group has remained a majority for an extended period. Successive large migration groups include Spanish, Seminoles, Miccosukee, Bahamians, escaped slaves, British, Northern US settlers, Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans. What surprised you about this Walking Lecture? Where do you place yourself in the History of Miami?
Miami: Historic Miami Lecture Notes

MIAMI ART AS TEXT
Miami: Miami Art Institutions Lecture Notes

MIAMI ENCOUNTER AS TEXT
You live in Miami. Perhaps you were born in Miami. But how well do you know Miami-all parts of Miami? What do you know about the history and culture of Miami? Why are you in this class? What image does Miami conjure in your mind? What parts of Miami What are your expectations of class? What are you most looking forward to visiting? Why?
Miami in Miami

MIAMI REFLECTION AS TEXT
Go back and read your “Miami Encounter as Text.” Ask yourself the same questions. What has changed for you since then?
Miami in Miami Destinations

OVERTOWN AS TEXT
Miami: Overtown Lecture Notes

SOUTH BEACH AS TEXT
Miami: South Beach Lecture Notes

VIZCAYA AS TEXT
Villa Vizcaya is the single most influential cultural structure of 20th century Miami. James Deering was the wealthiest person in Miami building the largest and most opulent structure in early twentieth century Miami. Vizcaya’s Mediterranean Revival architectural style influenced the development of Coral Gables and other neighborhoods. Villa Vizcaya is where southern Europe lands in Miami. However, Vizcaya also ignores the Tequesta, Seminole, Miccosukee, and Bahamian roots and traditions of Miami. This lack of inclusivity portends the destructive relationship of Miami to its history. Villa Vizcaya, in its beauty and tragedy, embodies Miami.
Miami: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Lecture Notes

EDITOR AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly  09 January 2023
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